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4-H Fair Day 3: Sunday’s lineup kicks off with a parade, wraps with powerful musical show

  The 4-H Fair Parade is all but ready and lined up for another grand tour through Goshen. Led by Grand Marshal Dean Morehouse and newly-crowned Junior Fair Queen Samantha Shank, the bands, floats and displays will begin their trek beginning at Linway Plaza in Goshen at 1:30 p.m. and navigating their way to the grandstand at the Elkhart County …

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4-H Fair Tastes: Just how do those new treats come to Food Row?

By Bill Beck,┬áSpecial to the 4-H Fair Fair-goers experience it every summer. A fun question has bounced around either openly among friends or subtlety in our minds. It happens each July at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. It’s unavoidable. It’s intriguing. “Where do these food vendors come up with some of these new ideas?” There’s a story behind every new …

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4-H Fair Day 2: Saturday brings first concert to grandstand stage

Welcome to Day 2 of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. There’s a chance to dodge raindrops as the gates open, and a chance of more later in the day, but there’s no getting away from the wide variety of activities, from the livestock barn to the in-park performance areas. The day muscles up early with the Strongman Competition at 9 …

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4-H Fair, Day 1: It’s a fast, furious start to the Farm Fresh Family Fun Fair

That time is here again — the opening day of the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair! Another tremendous lineup has been penciled in complete with 4-H farm youngsters and their animals, a variety of commercial exhibits, tasty Food Row delicacies, exciting midway carnival rides, star-studded grandstand concert acts, and a collection of athletic contests. The “Farm Fresh Family Fun” nine-day …

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4-H Fair brings daily dose of high-energy, family-themed performances to the park stages

High-wire aerial acts, performing dogs and strong young athletes doing amazing things with axes and timber — The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has secured a daily lineup of energy-filled entertainment for the in-park performance areas. From the K9 Crew Trick Dog Show to The Timberworks Lumberjacks Show to the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, the 2017 4-H Fair is excited …

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4-H Princess Party: Young girls can enjoy an afternoon to “Dare to Dream”

It’s the ultimate interactive program for young Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans — an afternoon to “Dare to Dream.” Audience members are encouraged to plan to engage a stage full of young royalty at a Princess Party in the Park, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Heritage Park stage. The “Dare to Dream” theme is offering …

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4-H “Hysteria:” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments continue to fill up the courts

You got game? Can you still hoop it up? If so, then welcome to the summer version of “Hoosier Hysteria” — the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournaments at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Filled with athletes age 10-30, many of which travel from outside the county to participate, the 3-on-3 event has become one of the top sporting events each year …

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4-H Fair run is filled with competition events for all ages and tastes

You can run, pull and lift. You can cheer with teams and cheer for teams. It’s all part of the competitive athletic events at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. And the fair’s nine-day run opens with the popular Parade 5,000 road run, which is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m from Rogers Park near downtown Goshen. The 5,000-meter race, which …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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The BulletTrain: 4-H Fair fans will be treated to another wild midway ride

Buckle up, brace yourselves and hang on … The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has added another “bullet” to its big bang of midway amusement rides this year. The BulletTrain, a newly-unveiled freeform rollercoaster, is loading up for a nine-day run of high-speed thrills up, over and around the 4-H fairgrounds as the top attraction for the 2017 edition, which runs …